An Island in the Sun by Stella Blackstone

An Island in the Sun

Written by Stella Blackstone

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This book is full of the most incredibly beautiful illustrations and stunning text beautifully laid out on the page. It really is a work of art and every child will enjoy turning the pages time after time.


An Island in the Sun by Stella Blackstone

In a spectacular seascape, a young boy sails for a distant island where he finds a special friend waiting for him. Who could it be? Children will delight in pointing out the animals and objects that the little boy spies along his journey.

Nicoletta Ceccoli's radiant illustrations spill off the pages with their vibrant tropical hues and dramatic ocean scenes.

About the Author

On good days, Stella Blackstone lives east of the sun and west of the moon. On less good days, she lives at the bottom of a well. She finds ideas in all of these places and turns them into songs, poems and rhymes. She has read and written poetry for as long as she can remember, and her favourite books include Louis Untermeyer’s A Child’s Treasury of Poetry, which was a constant companion throughout her childhood, Paolo Coelho’s The Alchemist, everything by T.S. Eliot, and William Buck’s translation of The Ramayana. She lives in southwest England, and enjoys walking and working in her garden as well as doing nothing whenever she has the chance.

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Barefoot Books Ltd

Publication date

6th March 2003




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Barefoot Books Ltd is an imprint of Barefoot Books

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